Research and artifacts from local sites reveal that historic battle with British may not have been as one-sided as previously thought By Brian Hallenbeck Mashantucket – The past, it seems, is always evolving. Few would know that better than the members of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center team that’s been combing through the Pequot War’s […]
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Inspired and Impassioned: A Student’s Review of our “17th Century” Conference As a product of the social media generation, it’s not unusual that I heard about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast Academic Conference through Twitter (#mpwarcon). As the first conference I’ve ever attended, I had no […]
Last week, Tedd Levy (Old Saybrook Historical Society Trustee) and Robert Lorenz (photographer) visited our staff at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Tedd and Bob were curious… What happens to artifacts after they get dug up? Tedd and Bob have watched archaeologists excavate at the battlefield site of the “Siege and Battles of […]
Archaeological fieldwork has begin at the site of Saybrook Fort, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, to search for a Pequot War era structure, the fort of Lieutenant Lion Gardiner built in 1635. This site was at and near several Pequot War battles.
Summer 2013: our FOURTH Battlefield Archaeology Field School! By working together, the University of Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and Kevin McBride (MPMRC research director and UConn associate professor of anthropology) the Pequot War project has become more than just research; it has become the teacher. Over 150 university students have experienced archaeology on 17th century battlefields […]
This report is the brief summation of research and field work completed during 2009-2012, and includes the site boundaries of the Battle of Mistick Fort. Download the Technical Report for the Battle of Mistick Fort: Site Identification and Documentation.
Visit us (the researchers!) when you visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on April 19 and May 4 – see the programs below. We’re excited to see you! Friday, Apr. 19, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the […]
Friday, April 19, 1-2:30 pm New Witnesses to the Pequot War We now know SO much more after several years of research! Come learn about all of the discoveries, and compare it to previous knowledge… Pequot War researchers Dr. Kevin McBride and David Naumec share new insights about the battle based on their archaeological and […]
Call for Abstracts: 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, & Society in the American Northeast October 17, 18, & 19, 2013 Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, PO Box 3180, Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, in conjunction with its 15th anniversary, presents the […]
Learn more about battlefield archaeology to take place at the site of Saybrook Fort in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where a siege and battle took place during the Pequot War of 1636-1637. Project supported by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program funded through a grant and by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.